Sheriff Tom Dart said a CHIProperties is issuing the notices that are "highly illegal."
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, March 24
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart has directed a Chicago-based property management company to immediately cease and desist from providing tenants in Cook County, who reside in properties that are the subject of foreclosure proceedings, with illegal notices that contain threats and misleading, inaccurate information. CHIProperties, of Chicago, has been posting notices that instruct rental residents they are considered trespassers and must call immediately to make arrangements to move out. The posting also says an eviction process has started – even if an eviction suit has not yet been filed in Circuit court. “This notice is illegal, highly deceptive, and amounts to a constructive eviction in apparent violation of various federal, state and…
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said two Chicagoland victims lost up to $90,000.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 28, 2012
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning residents not to be fooled by scams where “winners” are told they are entitled to a large lottery cash prize without ever having purchased a ticket. Scammers are reaching their victims, who are often senior citizens, via telephone calls, faxes, emails and letters to tell them about their “jackpot.” Some of these letters include phony seals and certificates. To collect, however, money needs to be sent either via Western Union or cashier’s check to a foreign address to pay for additional taxes and/or handling charges. The scammer may also contact the victim again and mention there was a mistake on the tax calculation and more money must be sent. During the last six months, an 80-year-old …